As hosts of new AI-powered chatbots and technology become widely available, and questions surface on their limits and power, Brown scholar Michael Littman offers insights into a debate that will only grow louder.
A recent excavation in Megiddo, Israel, unearthed the earliest example of a particular type of cranial surgery in the Ancient Near East — and potentially one of the oldest examples of leprosy in the world.
A symposium commemorating the legacies of Lani Guinier and bell hooks, two of the last century’s most influential Black women thinkers, convened discussions on their outsize influence on education, law and society.
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to its home city, Brown is providing Providence public school students full financial support to a robust summer experience to explore academic pathways and college life.
As the country and the University continue to grapple with high inflation, Brown’s governing body approved a 4.75% increase in tuition and fees for 2023-24, and a 4% salary increase pool for faculty and staff.
Scientists describe the microscopic structure of a recently discovered group of superconductors for the first time, a small step toward paving the way for future advances in superconducting technology.
The work by a research team made up largely of Brown graduate and undergraduate students addresses a critical biomedical need and has the potential to be widely adapted by clinicians to monitor antidepressants in patients.
The Carney Institute for Brain Science brought together faculty who study different aspects of artificial intelligence to discuss what it has in common with human intelligence, and its implications for society.
Using seismic waves, scientists detect widespread partially molten rock hidden under the Earth’s tectonic plates in a new way, a step in settling a long-held geological debate that has big implications in understanding plate motion.
People who share a political ideology have more similar ‘neural fingerprints’ of political words and process new information in similar ways, according to a new analysis led by Brown University researchers.
An innovative public health leader, educator, physician who serves as a leading voice on urgent health and medicine issues, Ranney will depart Brown after two decades to serve as dean of Yale’s public health school.
Cobb, a Brown University professor and director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, will join a White House advisory board charged with providing independent counsel on U.S. intelligence matters.
Whether they're undergraduates transferring from other institutions, students starting master's programs or visiting scholars committing to finishing their degrees on College Hill, nearly 200 students embarked on their Brown journeys in late January.
Professor of Philosophy Bernard Reginster argues that the key to well-being isn’t a new meditation routine or a tropical vacation — it’s a willingness to ask tough questions about what defines a life well-lived.
As deadly synthetic opioids poison communities nationwide, U.S. Senator Jack Reed joined state and law enforcement officials, and researchers at Brown’s School of Public Health, to discuss a coordinated response.
The retired U.S. congressman and native Rhode Islander will lead an undergraduate study group confronting the topic of cybersecurity, giving students unique insight into his more than three decades of governing experience.
In an important step toward a medical technology that could help restore independence of people with paralysis, researchers find the investigational BrainGate neural interface system has low rates of associated adverse events.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that pharmacies can offer a safe and accessible treatment starting point for patients with opioid use disorder and keep them better engaged than usual care with a physician.
A renowned physicist who collaborated with researchers globally and mentored young scientists exploring physics careers, Narain spent 15 years on the Brown faculty and was the first woman to chair the physics department.
Since 2015, students at Brown have been excavating a 19th-century Providence family home — unearthing stories about the booming local textile industry, the European immigrant experience and life in the Gilded Age.
In recent years, BAI has cultivated close, long-term relationships with Providence-area creators through financial assistance, workshops and residencies — enriching the art scene and bolstering learning at Brown.
Researchers from Brown and MIT suggest how scientists can circumvent the need for massive data sets to forecast extreme events with the combination of an advanced machine learning system and sequential sampling techniques.
Class of 2022.5 member Max Pushkin will study at Oxford as a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, while senior Meghan Murphy will pursue a graduate degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar.
By reporting noise levels across the city, Brown's Community Noise Lab is aiding local community members who are working to build awareness, action on the public health consequences of excessive noise exposure.
Since 1948, a spirited December event hosted by the Department of Classics has drawn hundreds of audience members from far and wide for performances, readings and carol singalongs in Latin, ancient Greek and Sanskrit.